Inspirational Arena attack survivor visits Academy

Martin, meanwhile, spent four months in hospital, several months shorter than doctors had first predicted. Two years ago, in a bid to raise £1m for the Spinal Injuries Association, Martin defied the odds to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain – and become only the second paraplegic to do so. He posed with his United flag atop the mountain to celebrate his remarkable achievement.

Academy staff were clearly inspired by the talk, which emphasised several crucial messages centring on making the most of every day, proactively taking on challenges and change, and focusing on what you can achieve with what you’ve got.

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Early team news for the FA Cup final

MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS

City have been celebrating their fourth consecutive Premier League title but attention will soon turn to trying to recapture the FA Cup, after last season’s 2-1 victory over United.

Goalkeeper Ederson has been ruled out of this final, as well as the upcoming Copa America tournament in the United States, after fracturing his eye socket at Tottenham last week.

Stefan Ortega is an able deputy, having been an ever-present in this season’s cup run, with veteran keeper Scott Carson expected to be on the bench.

Guardiola’s men have a clean bill of health otherwise and the main question for the Spaniard could be whether he sticks with Jeremy Doku, who replaced Mateo Kovacic in the starting line-up for the title-clinching victory over West Ham United.

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Four Reds need your vote for Goal of the Season!

THE SHORTLIST IN FULL

August: Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) v Wolves

September: Bruno Fernandes (UNITED) v Burnley

October: Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) v Burnley

November: Alejandro Garnacho (UNITED) v Everton

December: Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool) v Fulham

January: Oscar Bobb (Manchester City) v Newcastle

February: Kobbie Mainoo (UNITED) v Wolves

March: Marcus Rashford (UNITED) v Manchester City

April: Cole Palmer (Chelsea) v Everton
May: Moises Caicedo (Chelsea) V Bournemouth

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What you can expect from our Treble podcast

Perhaps most poignantly of all, there’s a prophetic statement from Solskjaer that’s guaranteed to give you goosebumps: “To be on the bench is agony… it’s the worst moment of my career maybe, to sit there and watch and just listen to the sound of my heartbeat.”

What you will hear is the United players on the edge of glory, in the moments before they achieved sporting immortality.
The interviews, from the archive of legendary commentator Tom Tyrrell, reveal a much more intimate side of the United players than we’re perhaps used to, due to the very nature of them beginning to understand and appreciate the scale of the historic achievement that awaited them.

The latest in our Unheard podcast series, 1999 follows February’s episode Memories of Munich, which featured interviews with Jackie Blanchflower, Bill Foulkes and Albert Scanlon.

Like that episode, Unheard: 1999 is narrated by the renowned football journalist Patrick Barclay.

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